Barrows wins Oasis chess competition
Guyana Chronicle
January 7, 2007

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IT took Rawle Barrow about 25 minutes on Friday night to defeat Irshad Mohamad in the finals of the Oasis Café Open Chess competition at the café’s Carmichael Street location.

The game was by no means a one sided affair and Mohamad had the upper hand initially, but he moved on the defensive and allowed Barrows to attack with his rook and queen, which ended in the trapping of his king.

Along with Oasis Café, Mohamad and Errol Tiwari organised the competition which spanned two days (the first day December 29th) and included 13 players.

Barrows only lost to Antonnell Atwell, who in turn was defeated by Mohamad in the semi-finals of the competition. The other semi-finals saw Barrow defeating Craig Moonsammy.

Ulanda Persaud from Queen’s College copped the most outstanding junior player.

The three organisers are working towards resuscitating the sport, which has been on the decline over the last few years.

In an attempt to spread the game, Mohamad will be holding classes this Saturday from 14:00h at the Oasis Café.